Ireland International Added To British & Lions Squad As Temporary Cover

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26 players have assembled in Jersey to begin preparations for The British and Irish Lions 1888 Cup game versus Japan on Saturday 26 June (kick off, 3pm).

Ireland international Ronan Kelleher of Leinster Rugby will train with the squad this week, but has not been formally added to the 37-man touring squad.

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Kelleher has been brought in as temporary cover for Jamie George is currently still completing his domestic season with Saracens.

But the addition bodes well for the youngster with it clearly suggesting he’s next in line of anyone has to drop out of the squad for whatever reason between now and the end of the tour.

“I’m delighted to welcome Ronan to train with the squad this week while we wait for Jamie George to complete his domestic season with Saracens next weekend,” said Warren Gatland.

Backs (12):
Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby, Wales)
Bundee Aki (Connacht Rugby, Ireland)
Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints, Wales)
Gareth Davies (Scarlets, Wales)
Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby, Scotland)
Robbie Henshaw (Leinster Rugby, Ireland)
Conor Murray (Munster Rugby, Ireland)
Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland)
Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester Rugby, Wales)
Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, England)
Liam Williams (Scarlets, Wales)

Forwards (14):
Tadhg Beirne (Munster Rugby, Ireland)
Jack Conan (Leinster Rugby, Ireland)
Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland)
Taulupe Faletau (Bath Rugby, Wales)
Tadhg Furlong (Leinster Rugby, Ireland)
Iain Henderson (Ulster Rugby, Ireland)
Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, Wales)
Wyn Jones (Scarlets, Wales)
Ronan Kelleher (Leinster Rugby, Ireland)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, England)
Ken Owens (Scarlets, Wales)
Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland)
Justin Tipuric (Ospreys, Wales)
Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland)